The guide showcases 107 wineries and makes travel planning easy
NIAGARA, ON, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - As the wine-touring season swings into
high gear, Wine Country Ontario has just released its highly coveted
2014 Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide. Featuring a record 107
wineries, along with insider tips on how to make the most of an Ontario
wine country experience, this must-have travel tool takes the guess
work out of planning your next wine country outing, whether it be for a
day, a weekend or a longer stay - a task that can sometimes seem
daunting to visitors.
With a visually stunning design and a detailed listing of Ontario's
finest wineries, the guide serves as the complete wine country resource
for visitors to the region. It showcases the wineries in Ontario's four
primary wine touring destinations - Lake Erie North Shore, Niagara
Escarpment & Twenty Valley, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Prince Edward
County, provides factoids about the appellations and includes
in-the-know information about the emerging regions, where innovative
vintners are pushing the boundaries of Ontario's wine country. It also
includes a directory of charming accommodations, world-class
restaurants, popular events and the region's best experiences, along
with general tourism information. The convenient pull out map provides
visitors with the same comprehensive list and offers suggested
itineraries and travel tips.
"This year's Travel Guide showcases the best-in-show of Ontario's
beautiful wine country," says Hillary Dawson, President of the Wine
Council of Ontario promoting Wine Country Ontario. "It not only
provides valuable information, interesting factoids and insider tips,
it immerses visitors in the beauty and charm of our wine country,
making it easy for them to plan their next visit. From stunning wines
and unforgettable experiences to inspired cuisine and elegant inns,
this guide has it all."
Eight wineries are new to this year's guide and part of Ontario's Wine
Back 10 Cellars, nestled between Beamsville and Vineland, produces small
batch wines from their 10 acre property
Daniel Lenko Estate Winery boasts the oldest Chardonnay planting in
Canada thanks to three generations of grape growing by the Lenko family
Di Profio Wines is a family owned winery producing small lot wines using
gravity flow winemaking
Domaine Queylus proudly focuses on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and
Karlo Estates offers North America's first Vegan-certified wines
Rennie Estate Winery considers themselves a micro-vintner and is working
with winemaker Shiraz Mottiar of Malvoire Wine Company
The Ice House Winery is dedicated to producing "Canada's liquid gold"
Two Sisters Vineyard is one of Niagara's newest wineries set to open
"Wine Country Ontario is a unique tourist destination that offers
consumers a real sense of place," adds Dawson "This annual guide
represents a first step to understanding the true taste of Ontario."
In late June, 500,000 copies of the guide will be distributed with the
summer issue of LCBO's Food & Drink magazine. It will also be available
throughout the year at wineries, at Ontario Tourism and Information
Centres (OTIC), and viewed as an e-book at www.winecountryontario.ca. Consumers can also request a free copy by calling 1-800-ONTARIO and
are being encouraged to share in the excitement by using the hashtag
#GotTheGuide throughout their social media conversations.
Wine Country Ontario is dedicated to promoting Ontario's wine-growing
regions—from the wines and wineries themselves to the complete
experience of each destination: local cuisine, year-round activities
and warm hospitality. Wine Country Ontario promotes Ontario's vintners
and the unique qualities of our authentic, 100% VQA wines.
For the PDF version of this release, please click here.
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SOURCE: Wine Country Ontario
For further information:
Director of Public Relations - Marketing & Tourism
Wine Council of Ontario for "Wine Country Ontario"
Cell: 905-246-1922 (best number)
905-562-8070 ext. 228